Banks, Isabella Varley (F)

b. 25 March 1821. d. 4 May 1897. Nationality: English.
Lecturer, poet, novelist. Née Varley. Alternative signature: “Mrs. George Linnaeus Banks.” Became a member of the ladies’ committee of the Anti-Corn Law League in 1842. Married George Linnaeus Banks on 27 December 1846. Author of three books of poetry, *Ivy Leaves: a Collection of Poetry* (1844), *Daisies in the Grass* (1865, co-authored with her husband), and the illustrated *Ripples and Breakers: a Volume of Verse* (1878). Author twelve novels, including *God’s Providence House* (1865) and *The Manchester Man* (1870), and three collections of stories. Contributed to the journals edited by her husband, such as the *Harrowgate Advertiser*, the *Birmingham Mercury*, and the *Dublin Daily Express*. Supporter of women’s rights at women’s suffrage. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (DD)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Grey Monk’s Miserere 1869-10-23 All the Year Round Poet 3708
Chant of Storm Winds 1870-02-05 All the Year Round Poet 3808
Ah, Me! 1871-01-07 Once a Week Poet 13608
The Herald of Summer 1872-03-23 All the Year Round Poet 4062
Craving Rest 1873-10-04 All the Year Round Poet 4169